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Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

  • Drag and drop file saving right out of the box
  • Fast data transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Donald H.
  • 3/25/2015 1:53:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsErrors Galore

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: None

Cons: No internal fan. Overheats quickly resulting in read/write errors. The included skinny data cable is under capacity.

Other Thoughts: I have 2 of these drives & both have read/write errors occurring anywhere from 1 to 15 minutes after connecting. I tried a test where I replaced the supplied skinny data cables on both drives with stockier USB 3.0 cables I had but this measure only reduces errors for the first few minutes immediately after connecting. Just a fews minutes after connecting the errors begin.

When errors occur, the error handling routine asks if you want to try again or skip the file being processed. Trying again always results in a failure of the current file being read or written. Sometimes I'll even get a message saying "you must reformat this drive before you can begin using it".


In the reviews here one person (kudos to him) said he buys these external drives, opens them up and removes the drives within to use as internal drives. I followed his lead with one of my 2 drives and plugged the removed Seagate drive into an Orico external hard drive docker that I bought on NewEgg (it came with a fat data cable). I had no errors after approximately 60 minutes straight of copying a large volume of data to the Seagate drive while it was mounted in the Orico external docking station, not one error. My conclusion is that cheap parts chosen by Seagate are causing data errors. My 4 TB drive appears to be working fine once I removed it from the error ridden Seagate external housing. Cheap parts, i.e. skinny cable, no internal fan (and possibly the internal USB 3.0 circut board) = data errors.

I killed the warranty on 1 drive (so far) but I wasn't about to go through an RMA scenario with Seagate just to get a refurbished drive as a replacement having the same issues.

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  • Lawrence C.
  • 3/13/2015 11:18:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSeagate Expansion 4TB USB HD

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: This hard drive performs as promised. Works well with USB 2.0 and 3.0 and with the Linksys smart router. Moving applications and other files to and from this HD is easy.

Cons: Backup/Restore problem with Windows 7. This drive does not come with software other than for product registration. The Windows 7 Backup/Restore software results in file errors (documented by other users). Downloading Seagate backup/restore software did not solve the problem. 3rd party had to be downloaded and installed.

Other Thoughts: Other hard drives usually come with software, including Seagate

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  • Scott P.
  • 2/20/2015 10:44:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsrandom disconnect

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: Good transfer rate when it worked.

Cons: While copying files, it would randomly disconnect and reconnect, giving me the autorun dialogue box saying a USB drive was just connected. My file copy process is disrupted, and i have to re-start the whole process again. Or do much smaller copy jobs.

Not reliable.

Other Thoughts: I tested this drive on 2 different PC's running Windows 7, 64 bit. They both had random disconnect problems.

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  • Justin K.
  • 2/20/2015 8:08:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTry this for those who are losing the drive

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: None

Cons: haven't recieved it yet.

Other Thoughts: I figured I would tell those out there that if an external drive fails, it is more often due to the circuitry for the sata to usb conversion. If you are willing to void the warranty, which is no good anyway if you lose the data, and want to have a chance of getting data back, take the drive out of the enclosure and hook it up internally. This has worked for me with older seagate external drives. You can even stick them in the fridge for a short time then hook them up and sometimes they work

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  • Ian A.
  • 2/19/2015 4:23:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: Easy to install.
Compatible with both MAC and PC.

Cons: None

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  • Javier O.
  • 2/11/2015 3:10:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised. No problems so far.

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: Excellent drive if you're looking to expand your Xbox One's storage capacity. Out of about twenty games installed (alongside updates and DLC), this drive's only used up about 11 percent of its space. It'll take a while before we fill it up. Seagate makes another excellent product!

Cons: My roommate seemed less than pleased to have it format at 3.6TB, but after giving him a quick lesson on Drive Formatting 101, he's... still not satisfied with the answer. Whatever. I'm not docking an egg for that.

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  • Harrison S.
  • 2/5/2015 6:47:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsFlaky Cables

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: I got 2 of them on sale pretty cheap, they work.

Cons: I had problems keeping these connected and identifying as 3.0 devices. Bought some other usb cables they both now work perfectly and haven't had any problems since

Other Thoughts: Speed isn't insane but price performance is right.

I don't know why on earth they would try to save $0.25 by using a cheap cable which might cause the product to appear to be broken, and not function properly. If I didn't get other cables I would have given this product only 1-2 eggs.

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  • Tony C.
  • 1/30/2015 10:43:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFor use on my Xbox One

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: My Xbox One immediately recognized this device and offered to format it. I effectively had 3.63TB of space available after the format. I have 20+ games installed and DLC's and I'm using right at 11%.

Cons: None to speak of at this current time.

Other Thoughts: It arrived within 3-4 days using the free eggsaver shipping.

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  • Steven R.
  • 1/28/2015 5:17:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: Great price, workis flawlessly, large capacity, and outstanding speed. Paired with my ASUS Sabretooth motherboard and using its USB 3.0 boost tools this thing is really fast. Moving from an SSD drive the transfer speeds are between 270MBS, and 140MBS depending on what size files were being transferred. I run Virtual machines using VMWare viewer off this drive with no performance problems. It is definitely faster than my 3GB Western Digital My Book, tested moving the same files.
Easy to install, just plug it in. I did not have any issues getting it to run at USB 3.0 speeds. I think people are having issues with their computers, or may not be using the cable supplied with the device. Some of the early USB 3.0 hardware and drivers can be real buggy. My old ASUS lap top has been a great machine, has USB 3.0, but never gave me the performance I see on my desktop, or my kids new lap tops. The first thing I would do make sure you are running the latest Mother Board drivers and firmware.

Cons: none

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  • Danny C.
  • 1/16/2015 12:21:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI'm pretty much satisfied

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: This was for my Xbox One. I plugged in the USB from the HDD to the XB1, then plugged in the power, then I turned on my Xbox, gave it about a minute, and a window popped up asking me if I wanted to format for games and apps. Did so, moved about 7 games and the Halo 5 beta onto it, in total it took less than 2 hours. Basically, setup was easy, Still works great and zero issues.

Cons: No cons. It is stellar. If I had to nitpick, I guess you chould say it'd be great if it had a fan to cool the HDD, but it never really gets that hot anyway even while communicating with it. Outside of the device, the warranty could have at least been for more than a year, but it's okay because if Newegg wants to offer me a better warranty ($20 for 3 years replacement warranty) I will take it.

Other Thoughts: For those looking to upgrade their Xbox One storage space, I highly recommend this HDD. I've been using Seagate for a long time, and before that, Maxtor which they eventually bought out. Once again, Seagate delivers another hard drive that works great and functions well. I forget what number this is, but I've purchased a lot of Seagate drives in my life and rarely ever encountered issues.

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